How do you use a spherical pudding mould?
Steamed Sponge Pudding. Fill the lower half of the mould with mix. Assemble the mould and steam according to your recipe instructions. When cooking time is over, remove the mould from the pan. Allow to cool slightly for the pudding to firm, then remove and serve.
What can I use for a pudding mold?
Nigella suggests using a plastic pudding basin with a clip-on lid as these are easy to use and not too expensive. If you have difficulties finding a pudding basin then a Pyrex bowl, or similar heatproof glass bowl, could be used. However the shape is different so you will have a wider, squatter pudding.
Why is my Christmas pudding pale?
So if you are planning to make the Christmas pudding then its time to gather up all the dried fruit, brandy and the spices needed. Then follows the steaming, which is key to a good pudding, too short a time and the pudding will be pale, too long and it would go bitter.
What is a pudding cloth made of?
Traditional pudding bags use a large square of muslin, a relatively light, plain-weave cotton fabric. Muslin is usually available only in white or natural cotton color, and is thus devoid of dyes or other chemicals that might leach into the food.
Can you use butter instead of suet in Christmas pudding?
Can I use butter instead of suet in Christmas pudding? Yes, butter may be used in place of suet, but should be chilled or frozen before grating.
Is Christmas pudding the same as fruit cake?
The key difference between fruit cake and Christmas pudding is is that fruit cake is a cake containing dried fruits, nuts and spices, made with butter and baked in the oven while Christmas pudding is a steamed suet pudding.
What can I use instead of suet in my Xmas pudding?
What can I use to replace suet in cooking?
- Vegetable suet. Vegetable suet is an excellent replacement option.
- Vegetable shortening. Vegetable shortening is another excellent substitute for suet.
- Beef fat.
- Chicken Fat.
- Cooking oil.
How do you fix a soggy Christmas pudding?
Warm the sample of pudding gently in a microwave (or if you don’t have a microwave then wrapped in foil in a 150c oven for 5-10 minutes) and taste it. If it tastes too heavy or overcooked then unfortunately it may be best to start again.